Fielder quiets boos with big homer for NL

July 12, 2011 - 10:44 PM
All Star Baseball

National League's Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers yells to his teammates during the eighth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

PHOENIX (AP) — Prince Fielder couldn't quiet the crowd during the Home Run Derby. He sure did at the All-Star game.

Booed for the second straight day in the desert, Fielder came through with a crowd-shushing blast to earn All-Star game MVP honors in the National League's 5-1 win over the American League on Tuesday night.

The NL captain for Monday's Home Run Derby, Fielder had become a villain in Phoenix after bypassing Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton.

Fielder couldn't keep them quiet during the derby, missing the finals while being booed every at-bat. He came through in the All-Star game, though, lifting a three-run homer off Texas left-hander C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning that sent a collective ohh! through the crowd.